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Nation Dedicated to Religious Liberty: The Constitutional Heritage of the Religi

By: Adams, Alrin M/Emmerich, Charl

Price: $6.50

Publisher: UNIV OF PENNSYLVANIA PR: 5/7/2017

Seller ID: 0812213181

ISBN: 0812213181

Condition: USED


Here is a concise overview of the historical development and judicial interpretation of the First Amendment religion clauses. It begins with a survey of the history of American religious liberty, goes on to present the views of the Founding Fathers, and then considers the core value of religious liberty and the constitutional purposes that implement that value. View more info

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Our Declaration: A Reading of the Declaration of Independence in Defense of Equa

By: Allen, Danielle

Price: $7.00

Seller ID: 9781631490446

ISBN: 1631490443

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Treatise on Law

By: Aquinas, Thomas

Price: $4.00

Publisher: 5/5/2013

Seller ID: 089526918X

ISBN: 089526918X

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Death Penalty: An American History

By: Banner, Stuart

Price: $7.00

Seller ID: 9780674007512

ISBN: 0674007514

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The death penalty arouses our passions as does few other issues. Some view taking another person's life as just and reasonable punishment while others see it as an inhumane and barbaric act. But the intensity of feeling that capital punishment provokes often obscures its long and varied history in this country.Now, for the first time, we have a comprehensive history of the death penalty in the United States. Law professor Stuart Banner tells the story of how, over four centuries, dramatic changes have taken place in the ways capital punishment has been administered and experienced. In the s... View more info

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Morality of Consent

By: Bickel, Alexander

Price: $5.00

Publisher: YALE UNIV PR: 3/18/2013

Seller ID: 0300021194

ISBN: 0300021194

Condition: USED


"This short but provocative volume... is a fitting testimony to the author's extraordinary, though tragically brief, career as a constitutional scholar, lawyer and teacher. In just a hundred and a half literate pages, we are treated to vintage Bickel insight into every major political issue of the decade, from the civil rights movement, to the Warren Court, through the frenetic university upheavals, and-inevitably-to Watergate.... A tapestry woven by a master of subtle color and texture."-Alan M. Dershowitz, New York Times Book Review "Presents the core of Bickel's] legal and political philos... View more info

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Behavior of Law

By: Black, Donald

Price: $4.00

Edition: 2

Seller ID: 9780121026523

ISBN: 0121026523

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This book contains a number of propositions about the variation of law across social space. The purpose of these propositions is to predict and explain this variation, and so to contribute to a scientific theory of law. Theory of this kind has practical applications, and also applications to the study of other social life. View more info

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Tulia: Race, Cocaine, and Corruption in a Small Texas Town

By: Blakeslee, Nate

Price: $7.00

Publisher: 4/28/2016

Seller ID: 9781586482190

ISBN: 158648219X

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In the summer of 1999, in the tiny west Texas town of Tulia, thirty-nine people, almost all of them black, were arrested and charged with dealing powdered cocaine. The operation, a federally-funded investigation performed in cooperation with the local authorities, was based on the work of one notoriously unreliable undercover officer. At trial, the prosecution relied almost solely on the uncorroborated, and contradictory, testimony of that officer, Tom Coleman. Despite the flimsiness of the evidence against them, virtually all of the defendants were convicted and given sentences as high as nin... View more info

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Suspicion Nation: The Inside Story of the Trayvon Martin Injustice and Why We Co

By: Bloom, Lisa

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Publisher: COUNTERPOINT:

Seller ID: 9781619023277

ISBN: 161902327X

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Many thought the election of our first African American president put an end to the conversation about race in this country, and that America had moved into a post-racial era of equality and opportunity. Then, on the night of February 26, 2012, a black seventeen-year-old boy walking to a friend's home carrying only his cell phone, candy, and a fruit drink, was shot and killed by a neighborhood watch coordinator. And in July 2013, the trial of Zimmerman for murder captivated the public, as did his eventual acquittal. In her provocative and landmark book, Suspicion Nation, Lisa Bloom, wh... View more info

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Anatomy of Injustice: a Murder Case Gone Wrong

By: Bonner, Raymond

Price: $5.00

Publisher: ALFRED A KNOPF:

Seller ID: 9780307700216

ISBN: 0307700216

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An impassioned and incisive investigation into the many shortcomings of the justice system brought to light in the story of a grievously mishandled murder case in South Carolina that left an innocent man facing execution. At the age of twenty-three, Edward Lee Elmore, a black man, was arrested after the body of a white widow was found, brutally beaten, in the closet of her home. Elmore was an unlikely killer: semiliterate, mentally retarded with a fifth-grade education, gentle and loving with his family. His connection to the victim was minimal, but barely ninety days after the victim's b... View more info

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Zooland: The Institution of Captivity (The Cultural Lives of Law)

By: Braverman, Irus

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Publisher: STANFORD UNIV PR:

Seller ID: 9780804783583

ISBN: 0804783586

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This book takes a unique stance on a controversial topic: zoos. Zoos have their ardent supporters and their vocal detractors. And while we all have opinions on "what" zoos do, few people consider "how" they do it. Irus Braverman draws on more than seventy interviews conducted with zoo managers and administrators, as well as animal activists, to offer a glimpse into the otherwise unknown complexities of zooland. "Zooland" begins and ends with the story of Timmy, the oldest male gorilla in North America, to illustrate the dramatic transformations of zoos since the 1970s. Over these decades, ... View more info

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Active Liberty

By: Breyer, Stephen

Price: $5.00

Publisher: VINTAGE BOOKS: 8/20/2011

Seller ID: 9780307274946

ISBN: 0307274942

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A brilliant new approach to the Constitution and courts of the United States by Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer.For Justice Breyer, the Constitution's primary role is to preserve and encourage what he calls "active liberty" citizen participation in shaping government and its laws. As this book argues, promoting active liberty requires judicial modesty and deference to Congress; it also means recognizing the changing needs and demands of the populace. Indeed, the Constitution's lasting brilliance is that its principles may be adapted to cope with unanticipated situations, and Breyer makes ... View more info

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Against the Death Penalty

By: Breyer, Stephen

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Seller ID: 9780815728894

ISBN: 0815728891

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Making Stories:Law, Literature, Life

By: Bruner, Jerome

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Publisher: HARVARD UNIV PR: 2/10/2015

Seller ID: 9780674010994

ISBN: 067401099X

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Stories pervade our daily lives, from human interest news items, to a business strategy described to a colleague, to daydreams between chores. Stories are what we use to make sense of the world. But how does this work? In "Making Stories," the eminent psychologist Jerome Bruner examines this pervasive human habit and suggests new and deeper ways to think about how we use stories to make sense of lives and the great moral and psychological problems that animate them. Looking at legal cases and autobiography as well as literature, Bruner warns us not to be seduced by overly tidy stories ... View more info

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Trial by Jury

By: Burnett, D. Graham

Price: $5.00

Publisher: VINTAGE BOOKS: 1/26/2012

Seller ID: 9780375727511

ISBN: 0375727515

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When Princeton historian D. Graham Burnett answered his jury duty summons, he expected to spend a few days catching up on his reading in the court waiting room. Instead, he finds himself thrust into a high-pressure role as the jury foreman in a Manhattan trial. There he comes face to face with a stunning act of violence, a maze of conflicting evidence, and a parade of bizarre witnesses. But it is later, behind the closed door of the jury room, that he encounters the essence of the jury experience -- he and eleven citizens from radically different backgrounds must hammer consensus out of confus... View more info

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Becoming Ms. Burton: From Prison to Recovery to Leading the Fight for Incarcerat

By: Burton, Susan

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Seller ID: 9781620972120

ISBN: 1620972123

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Let's Get Free: A Hip-Hop Theory of Justice

By: Butler, Paul

Price: $7.50

Publisher: NEW PR:

Seller ID: 9781595585004

ISBN: 1595585001

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Saint on Death Row: How a Forgotten Child Became a Man and Changed a World

By: Cahill, Thomas

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Publisher: ANCHOR:

Seller ID: 9780767926461

ISBN: 0767926463

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Bestselling author Thomas Cahill tells the absorbing, heartbreaking tale of the hard life and tragic death of Dominique Green--wrongly accused, then executed in Huntsville, Texas--and shines a light on our racist and deeply flawed criminal justice system. Green, an extraordinary young man from the urban ghettos of Houston, was utterly failed by every echelon of society--the Catholic Church, numerous U.S. courts of law, and even his own mother. But from the depths of despair on Death Row, he transcended his earthly sufferings and achieved enlightenment and peace, inciting an international m... View more info

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Price of Silence The duke lacrosse scandal the power of the elite and the corrup

By: COhan, William D

Price: $7.00

Publisher: SCRIBNER MACMILLAN: 8/25/2015

Seller ID: 9781451681796

ISBN: 1451681798

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A Duke alumnus whose work has been hailed as "authoritative" ("The Washington Post"), "seductively engrossing" ("Chicago Tribune"), "riveting" ("The Economist"), and "masterful" ("Los Angeles Time"s), presents a stunning new account of the infamous Duke lacrosse team case. Despite it being front-page nationwide news, the true story of the Duke lacrosse team rape case has never been told in its entirety. It is more complex and profound than all the reporting to date would indicate. "The Price of Silence "is the definitive account of what happens when the most combustive forces in American c... View more info

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Voices from Criminal Justice: Thinking and Reflecting on the System (Criminology

By: Copes, Heith

Price: $14.50

Publisher: ROUTLEDGE CHAPMAN HALL:

Seller ID: 9780415887496

ISBN: 0415887496

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This innovative text/reader for undergraduate criminal justice courses in the United States provides a companion or alternative to traditional texts. Instead of providing a "catalog of information" this book gives students rich insights into what it is like to work within the system (as practitioners) as well as from those who experience criminal justice as outsiders (as citizens, clients, jurors, probationers, or inmates). By providing qualitative and teachable articles from the perspective of those who experience the three components of the criminal justice system, students will be bet... View more info

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In Contempt

By: Darden, Christopher

Price: $8.00

Publisher: 9/30/2009

Seller ID: 9780060391836

ISBN: 0060391839

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